Deeva Shah


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Deeva is known for assisting start-up companies and tech businesses. Having primarily worked with IT clients, Deeva has been involved in numerous data protection matters and is developing her expertise in other business sectors.

As a Trainee Solicitor, Deeva worked across all four of Waterfront’s departments. She focused particularly closely on commercial work, and has recently qualified and joined the Commercial and Data Protection department as an Associate.

She has gained and continues to grow her experience working on various types of commercial contracts, including:

  • Contractor agreements
  • Software agreements
  • Website terms and conditions
  • Privacy policies
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Data protection agreements.

Her forward-thinking approach and emphasis on understanding all aspects of a client’s business ensures that her advice is clear and commercially-sound.

Deeva completed her undergraduate degree at Keele University. She then moved to London to complete the LPC LLM at the University of Law. Having begun her legal career in 2018 as a paralegal at a boutique law firm, she then joined a soft toy company, Jellycat, as an in-house brand protection and intellectual property paralegal.

Deeva joined the Waterfront team as a Trainee Solicitor in February 2020 and continues her career as an Associate in our Commercial and Data Protection department.

Recent Work

  • Assisted with the negotiation and data protection technicalities involving the transfer of data outside the UK and EEA for a client seeking to outsource business processes.
  • Preparing contractor agreements for various clients.
  • Reviewing clients’ standard terms and updating them to incorporate changes as a result of Brexit.
  • IAPP (the International Association of Privacy Professionals)